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“I Don’t Know; I Really Don’t.” (Part II)


N.B. The Onondaga County web site states that Adult and Long Term Services includes Aging, Long Term Care, Veterans, Adult Protective and Mental Health; Commissioner Long’s secretary says it includes “Aging, Mental health, NY Connects, Protective Services, Veterans.” [“Nancy Lell/Secretary … Continue reading

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Beginning the Weekend


So the woman who was to start next week as my aide called this afternoon to say she won’t be coming to work. Something about her grandson having to go to summer school, and her son bringing him to her … Continue reading

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How You Lose Control (Part III)


See also “How You Lose Control (Part II)” https://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/how-you-lose-control-part-ii/ Sara Wall-Bollinger, Executive Director for Health Planning at Health-e-Connections, showed me what appears to be the paper copy of a power-point production.  It says “Who is Health Connections? Health Advancement Collaborative … Continue reading

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How You Lose Control (Part I)


Here’s a scenario:  You’re working around the house and you hurt yourself.  You go to the Emergency Room where they hand you a bunch of papers, which you dutifully sign (without reading).  The outcome of your visit is that there’s … Continue reading

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Syracuse Police Bully Two Elderly Disabled Citizens


My aide and I were returning from the drugstore and coming down Crouse Avenue around 4:45 p.m., Monday 30 July 2012, when we saw police cars and a gathering of people at the corner of Crouse and Madison.  My aide … Continue reading

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The New-Patient Appointment (Part II)


So I’m sitting in the treatment room on my first visit to Dr. Suzanne Lamanna and the almost-an-LPN has just told me that this appointment is “just a meet-and-greet,” then she tries to take my blood pressure.  She fails to manipulate the … Continue reading

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The New-Patient Appointment (Part I)


I need a new primary care physician on account of I haven’t got one.  The last person who said she would cover me quit when she found out that I couldn’t take drugs.   (see “The Desta Anthony’s of the World, … Continue reading

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